In need of support for potential VBAC - page 3

L&D Nurses - I will be giving birth to my second child in mid-September and I'm trying to gather as much information as possible about VBACs. I do have a very reputable and supportive OB, who is in... Read More

  1. by   Energizer Bunny
    I just read an article in Parenting yesterday while at the dr. office about the rising rate of elective c-sections. Frankly, it made me sick that these women would choose to be cut open rather than endure some pain for no real good reason.
  2. by   fergus51
    The really wierd thing is that those women think c-sections will be less painful. In the short term, sure. But, just look in the hallways at any pp ward and you'll be able to tell the difference between the c-section moms and the vag deliveries. WAY worse recovery for the c-section moms in general.
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    I have to tell you that of the two, my easiest recovery and much less painful, were the three csections I had...Course, it was much easier to hurt in the incisional area than the epis....Just my experience. I had a 24 hour long "natural" vaginal delivery on pit with no epidural over an epis so that probably colors my experience. Only actually made it to one of my scheduled csections and even in the days before dura morph, I would take a scheduled csection over a long labor with an epis ANY time had I the choice....But, I don't broadcast that to my patients so worry not...Recovery time was just as good for me either way, and I was back to work less than 8 weeks after my last section...
  4. by   mitchsmom
    generally a vaginal delivery is a much easier recovery than c/s, I can't believe all the stuff about elective c/s. There are alot of articles out about it lately. I just don't think most of the people are making truly informed decisions... most of the docs in our town would not argue w/ a pt. wanting a c/s...they are going to take a scheduled delivery every chance they get. I have even been told that one routinely schedules every pt. at 38 wks! :stone I am truly not a nature freak but sometimes I am a little dismayed by just how far we've gotten from the natural way of things (all around, not just talking birth here). I would be curious to know of long-term outcomes for those Brazilian moms. I think it will all come full circle again. At least we can say the routine is much better than those twilight sleep forceps deliveries many of our moms had!! Hopefully we'll continue to make progress for better outcomes for moms and babies To the OP, best wishes whatever you decide is best!
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    Vaginal Birth Can Result In Damage To Plumbing And To Muscle Of Vaginal Wall But With The Number Of Couples Electing To Limit Size Of Family This Will Not Be As Much A Problem As Previous Generations...